Artist unknown

1995.560.jpg

Description

British man
8 1/2 x 6 1/2" Full plate
This daguerreotype from the late 1800’s shows a man posing against ornate furnishings. He rests his left arm on a footed vase positioned atop a standing jardinière while holding a cane in his right hand. The photograph is a brownish-orange hue suggesting a sepia tone. Daguerreotypes were the first publicly available means of photography and were made on silver-plated copper treated with mercury vapor. The plate size, 8.5 x 6.5 inches (full plate) is the original size for daguerreotypes, while alternative sizes are often smaller.

Date

last half 19th C.

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Gift of Dr. Bancroft

Identifier

1995.560

Citation

Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed April 17, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/1963.